Bear Leadership Experience Summer Program

Summer Start LogoFall 2020 UCA Residential College and Commuter College students are invited to get a jump start on campus leadership (and you get to move in to your room early!) by applying to the Bear Leadership Experience. Program dates: 9-14 August 2020 (9am-4pm):

Interested? Complete the registration form here (available February 15)

What will the Bear Leadership Experience provide?  You will:HLI Logo

  • Move on-campus and into your Residential College a week early!
  • Develop your college-level leadership skills with the guidance of the Hughes Leadership Institute (HLI)
  • Learn how to start college successfully (it’s harder than you might think!)
  • Meet other students and establish relationships with your mentors and faculty-in-residence
  • Familiarize yourself with critical campus resources
  • Learn how to turn your natural talents into academic and personal strengths
  • Finally, if a commuter, you’ll connect with UCA in ways many off-campus students find difficult

All participants are expected to attend all sessions of the program throughout the week.

When should you apply?

The Bear Leadership Experience is open only to new students (freshman and transfer) who are participating in UCA’s Residential College or Commuter College programs. Complete the Registration Form now. The costs will be small and the reward will be tremendous.


Non-residential: Bear Leadership Experience fee/lunch daily (program runs from 9am – 4pm Monday-Friday):  $ 175

Residential: Bear Leadership Experience fee/daily meal plan (breakfast/lunch/dinner)/campus housing: $ 350

Have look at the schedule!

Haven’t applied for your Residential College yet?

These extremely popular living and learning communities fill fast so apply today. Click here to find out how!

If you have already registered for Bear Leadership Experience but have not paid please review the video below on how to pay for BLE.